I’ve finally managed to get the twitter output working and RICO was posting yesterday. I originally had the timer set to every 10 seconds, not sure if there is a twitter limitation to how quick you can post, in the end i decided to leave it at six hours.
I can take none of the credit, the best article and code i could find is at Coding the Wheel http://www.codingthewheel.com/archives/codingthetweet very easy to follow.
I ended up just dropping all their files and had it up and running in less than half an hour, even with the registration on http://dev.twitter.com
Thanks to the guys who wrote the article, saved me a massive headache.